Arkansas-Little Rock holds on to beat Louisiana-Monroe 58-57

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) Lis Shoshi made a layup and Mareik Isom hit a jumper in the final minutes to give Arkansas-Little Rock just enough cushion to hold off Louisiana-Monroe 58-57 in Sun Belt Conference action on Saturday night.

Trailing 58-53 with 1:07 left, Louisiana-Monroe's Majok Deng made a layup and Justin Roberson nailed a jumper for the final scores. Deng missed a 3-point attempt and Roberson and Nick Coppola missed layups in the final seconds.

Shoshi was 4 of 6 from the floor for 10 points to lead Arkansas-Little Rock (14-1, 4-0), which is off to its best start in the program's history. Josh Hagins and Marcus Johnson Jr. had nine apiece and Kemy Osse, Jalen Jackson and Isom added eight each for the Trojans.

Deng, who averages 20 points a game, was held to 4-of-11 shooting from the floor for 15 points. Roberson led Louisiana-Monroe (6-9, 2-2) with 17 points.

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